Yarn Over Garter Stitch

Try lace knitting with this simple lace stitch!

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The yarn over garter stitch is a very simple type of lace stitch, it doesn’t have to be hard to knit up some lace!

This stitch has ridges of garter stitch, which are just knit stitches, the most basic and easy to work stitch there is.

Then there are one row of alternating knit stitch and yarn overs, this is really easy too!

On the row after the yarn over row you just knit the knit stitches and dropp your yarn overs off the needle.

It’s really as simple as that. Add some extra yarn on one row and slip it off on the next row. Otherwise there’s just plain knit stitches!

Yarn over lace stitch

Is this stitch reversible

Yes, this stitch looks the same on both sides.

Does this stitch curl at the edges

No, the garter stitch used for this stitch pattern makes your projects lay flat. Garter stitch is only knit stitches on both sides which evens out the tension in the fabric and makes it flat.

Can beginners learn to knit yarn over garter stitch

Yes, absolutely! This is as simple as it gets if you want to knit something with holes in it. Give it a go, you can do this!

The supplies needed

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To knit the garter ridge eyelets stitch pattern  stitch pattern you will need:

Knitting abbreviations

K – Knit stitch
YO – Yarn over

Yarn over garter knitting stitch

Yarn over garter stitch pattern

Cast on in any number of stitches

Row 1–4: *K*, repeat *–* across the row

Row 5: K2 *YO, K1*, repeat *–* across the row, K1

Row 6: K2 *Drop YO, K1* repeat *–* across the row

Try a variation of this stitch!

If you like this stitch you could also try the drop stitch garter.

This stitch is basically the same as yarn over garter, but it uses double yarn overs which creates bigger holes. Bigger holes also mean that the fabric grows faster as you knit!

Read more:
––> Speed knitting: How to knit faster
––> How to cast on, this post shows how to cast on in pics and video (scroll down a bit to get to the cast on part!)
How to plan a knitting project